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For many, images of Audio Visual during a church ceremony consists of a retro overhead projector for lyrics to hyms. A church volunteer will scroll down song lyrics and slowly hand-feed a plastic sheet as the song progresses, a la 1990s. These antiquated technologies seem commonplace in a church setting and are almost expected. So, when a church decides to upgrade their technology to include stunning audio visuals, it’s understandably surprising and delightful for worshipers.

The Sherwood Park Alliance Church was one-such institution. When they were going through a modernization project a few years ago, they decided that it was time to upgrade their AV. As a long-standing client of LIGHTVU’s, it was natural for the church to approach them for this project. Having looked at projectors in the past, the church decided it was time to move to a dynamic, show-stopping LED screen.

LIGHTVU’S Aurora Series LED cabinets offer a variety of advantages over traditional 1:1 LED products. The defining feature of the Aurora Series is rooted in the design. Rather than adopt the traditional 1:1 aspect ratio, LIGHTVU chose to adopt the A/V industry standard 16:9 and 16:10 industry standards to make assembling video walls an easy task. All of LightVU’s Aurora Series cabinets are designed and manufactured in Canada, creating local jobs and ensuring a high benchmark for quality.

“This church is modernizing at a time when technology can be adopted, taking advantage of the major changes to capabilities and technologies,” says Mark Silvius, Principal at LightVU.

With hundreds of worshipers attending the church every week, the church’s modernization project positions them as a forward-thinking institution in a world where religion is often seen as out-of-date and tedious. They even offer live-streaming off their services for attendees who can’t make it that day. They’ve positioned themselves as forward-thinking, paving the way for continued worship in years to come.



When Ross Sheppard was undergoing a large modernization project in 2015, LIGHTVU saw this as an opportunity to showcase exactly what they are capable of by creating a leading-edge LED screen in a state-of-the-art setting. LIGHTVU has been creating digital LED signage for school gymnasiums in rural areas in Alberta for years. The modernization project at Ross Sheppard was a unique opportunity to showcase just what they could do on a larger scale.

Partnering with Digital Edge Media for the instillation and Comtec for the design, Light VU manufactured large media walls, LED shock clocks, a main audio system, satellite speakers with balcony fill, and a full IP-based control system. The media walls were LIGHTVU’s Aurora series, which delivers a bright, crisp image. These locally-made 0.002” accuracy laser-cut cabinets have a standard 50,000-hour half-life. The customized LED shot clocks are Canadian-made and enable all active components to be serviced or replaced from the front without removing the cabinet from the wall. Forward thinking in design, the shock clocks offer unique features, such as plug and play presentations, score keeping, instant replay, impact resistance, and wireless and web-controlled capabilities that are optimized for mobile.